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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

5,045 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,045
Reviews: 2,037
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 217
Gots: 423 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lynn, Apr 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

kurt65, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

piccnd3, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BillyLrsn, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Caleb, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SeaOfShells, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Duenan84, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

spry, Apr 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

pisomojado8, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

fooziex, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Hazy hay colored hue. Pours a 1 finger, persistent, bubbly, white head. Settles slowly, and unevenly. A little rising effervescence present. Thick peak and valley lacing.

S: Fermented fruit, lemon citrus, sourdough bread, and wet hay.

T: Really pungent, and bitter pecan shells, lemon rind, and soda water.

M: Pungent all the way through. Light and crisp. Dry finish. Very acidic.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really solid. Nice hue, great head, and some pretty nice lacing. Nose is fermented, woody, wet and sour fruit and hay. Tastes like it smells. Pungent and bitter fruit rind and pecan shells. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

...This may be a truly great quaff, but saisons are not my favorite. Just a corollary to explain why my opinion may be way off.

bmwats, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BostonKyle, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

blankust, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Theniz, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TallSaint, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

piconaut, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours pale, golden yellow with a lot of chunks and carbonation bubbles circling around. The beer pours with a nice tight white head on it that settles to a quarter of a fingers width and leaves a thin lacing of tight, dry bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells strongly of spiced coriander with hints of orange peel, and ginger. There is also distinct bananay yeast in the background giving lovely character to the nose, while the hops and yeast are properly downplayed with lights notes of grass and hay and some wheat notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes creamy sweet and grassy bitter with lots of spice character. The flavor begins as orange peel and light wheat malt before being steamrolled away by heavy coriander spices with hints of pickling ginger. This moves into bitter grassy hops and banana yeast. The finish gives a fresh kiss of coriander infused orange juice with just a hint of sweet wheat bread before mellowing into an aftertaste of light coriander spice and yeasty banana funk. In the mouth, the beer tastes creamy smooth and medium in body with a touch of fierce carbonation that mellows into a clean scrubbing of the tongue. The mouth is left slightly dry but clean. Overall this is a solid and interestingly flavored beer. They’re a little heavy handed with the coriander spicing, which hurts the other flavors, but these flavors still show through and are beautiful and fresh in feel. This is a classic American saison in a Belgian-style. Worth a try.

Maxwell, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ant4711, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hiphopj5, Apr 05, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp, bright gold. Almost completely clear, with the exception of the swirling sediment and the extremely active carbonation. Yields about 1.5 fingers of head that recedes over time to a floating cap of foam.

Fresh banana and clove smell up front, touch of citrus and coriander right below. Stand out smells of wild yeast all around. Fits the style well, keeping that funk balanced with the sweet, fruity undertones

Interesting. There's a bitterness wrapped around this beer that gives it a sour flavor. Very sweet but subdued by the funky presence. Similar to some Hefe flavors, with the presence of coriander and a clove taste, but the dominant quality is this funky sourness. Pretty interesting to say the least.

Somewhat thick, but refreshing in it's own way. Pretty much the standard mouth for the style, but goes down easier than some.

Not a bad Saison, but the flavor doesn't really wow me. It's enjoyable, but it doesn't really surprise or excite, and it falls short because of the way some notes clash.

BigBarley, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

garyford, Apr 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

BradleyR, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Dogzbone, Apr 03, 2013
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 5,045 ratings.